Monday, November 5, 2012

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge & Nov Linky Party

Hello my friends!
It's time for a new LINKY PARTY at Crafty Secrets!

Join Our Linky Party 1st Monday Each Month 
with $50.00 Random Winner !
 Crafty Secrets have been busy little beavers.  You'll want to be sure and pop over to the Heartwarming Vintage blog to see all the new things they have available and also hear about many other new things that are still in the works.  Why not subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss any of the excitement! 

Today's Linky Party theme is:
 and I've been playing with a few of the new Digital Christmas papers & images to create this multi-fold card which will be a special Christmas card for my Mom this year!  She loves vintage as much as I do and since she "doesn't do the internet" and won't see this post, it will be a surprise!

This is the front of the card in 'closed' position.  I've started out with one of the beautiful digital papers which will be available on the new Christmas CD and this particular sheet is called 'Santa Baby'.   I have scaled down its size in order to use it as my A6 card front.  Here is a view from the front as you open the card . . .
Each page of this multi-fold card utilizes 'papers' from this new Christmas CD either in the form of background or the entire page itself!  I also used images from our Christmas Images & Journal Notes Booklet, Christmas Memories Stickers, and Winter Wonderland Vintage Cuts.   The only items used that were not Crafty Secrets were Stickles, ribbon, lace, and a few die cut snowflakes / flourishes.

(turn it over and this is what you will see . . .)
 I have no doubt this card will be sitting on my mother's mantle LONG AFTER Christmas is over!  I think she's going to just LOVE all the beautiful detail in these papers and images.

REMEMBER ... TODAY begins Crafty Secrets monthly Linky Party for November!   So, please be sure to pop over to the Heartwarming Vintage blog  to check out all the new sets, see the beautiful samples the DT girls have been creating, and leave a comment there to get in on a chance to win a $50 Crafty Secrets Gift Certificate. 

Please Visit Our Design Team Blogs !
 Don't forget ...  ANYONE can play along in the linky party with us and we'd sure love to have you join in the fun!  All you have to do it create something using Crafty Secrets Products , post it and link up on the Heartwarming Vintage blog.

Here are a few qualifying challenges I'd also like to link this creation to:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Know when to Fold 'Em
 Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - It's a Vintage Thing
Gingerloft Challenge - No Coloring Allowed
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes

In hopes of making it easier for you, here is a list of our
Websites, Gallery & Store
 See you at the Party!!!

OH  WAIT ... before I go ... I just spotted this while checking out other challenges to play! 
This awesome Crafty Secrets image awarded me a Top Pix over at Great Impressions Challenge last month!  How fabulous is that!  Here is their comment . . .

"Wowzers Darlene!  Could you please come tie all my bows? (lol!)
Your card is perfection!  The colors are gorgeous and I love how your sentiment
touches on the flowers.  Your scalloped edge tucked below that amazing bow is
a wonderful extra element too!  Congrats on being my Top Pix!"

Okay ... NOW I'm done talking!  
Sorry it was such a long post and thanks for hanging in there with me!! 


  1. Darlene these are gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about them. Wishing you a fab Monday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Awesome project and beatiful card too!!

  3. WOW someone is very lucky to receive this card! Mary Werner

  4. WOW - Those papers and images are very beautiful, gorgeous vintage creation. A special card for a very special lady, I'm sure she'll love it. Thank you for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - EE, DT (Purples).

  5. Your mom will certainly love it. Great mix of vintage papers! Beautiful:)

  6. CONGRATS on being a part of the Crafty Secrets Design Team and for your Top Pix Award!!! Love the idea of a multifold card - so many great images!! Gotta love those Crafty Secrets products : ) Take Care my friend!

  7. Hi Darlene - Now you've got me swooning over the fab vintage feel of your holiday card! Very well designed and beautiful!! So glad you keep on sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!



  8. So gorgeous and I love the vintage look on this card - thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  9. Great card! Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Oh how sweet! I love everything about your card! It is just beautiful! Corrine Ann

  11. Beautiful card. I'm sure your mom will love it. I especially
    like the Christmas gift page where the gifts can be listed.

  12. Congrats on being picked....and it an awesome bow!! Beautiful vintage multi fold, I know my Mom would love it as well....lots to look at with all that creativeness.....sorry I have been so late in getting to your blog...just been super tired with my week of no to ya later!!

  13. Awesome card, Dar! Congrats on the new badges on your sidebar!

  14. What an wonderful card for obviously a wonderful lady. She will be beside herself when she opens this one, that's for sure! Love your interpretation of our theme this week over at Eclectic Ellapu!

  15. Your Mom is going to love that card and I too could see someone keeping it out most of the year on their mantle. Fabulous creations. Congrats on the "Top Pix" Fall card too. It sure is beautiful! I have been planning on using that image for my Thanskgiving cards myself just haven't gotten around to it yet, hopefully this week.

  16. Ohh I love vintage and this is just LUSH! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

  17. Wow what a fabulous piece of art and perfect for our vintage challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this week
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  18. Something about a vintage Santa that seems extra festive! Love you creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Holiday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  19. Fabulous card I love this vintage style and you have a lovely crafting style too. Well done on your top pix too Hugs Elaine


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